Pamela Nisevich Bede, MS, RDAs a marathoner, triathlete, dietitian and specialist in Sports Dietetics, Pamela knows first-hand the important role nutrition plays in athletic performance, and in life itself. Pamela is the nutrition expert for Abbott’s ZonePerfect business and excels at translating science and offering practical advice gained through sweat equity and client experiences. She’s known for passionately sharing adept nutrition advice with athletes, weight loss warriors, general wellness seekers, and health professionals. She shares this expertise across media platforms and in her new book, Sweat. Eat. Repeat.
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It’s no surprise that weeks of chaos and confusion have led many to set aside purposeful plates, waistline goals, and performance ambitions in favor of comfort food and grazing to get through the day. You’re likely seeing disarray and a lack of structure impact your client’s as well as your own wellbeing. These wellness woes are understandable; stress coupled with countless trips past the pantry and fridge eventually draw one in, making mindful eating habits a thing of the past. It’s time to take a step back and implement some habits to get us moving towards mindfulness once again.Read More
There’s no shortage of research or opinions debating the value of nutrition compared to exercise, but all experts agree that a combination of these factors are indispensable when it comes to reaching full health potential. But sometimes neither choosing to eat healthier nor staying active can be an easy task. Here are some tips to get clients, family, and self, eating better and moving more.Read More
Tell someone you’re a health, nutrition or fitness professional and the questions begin. As a RD I’ve been asked to calculate nutrient needs by complete strangers, am constantly peppered with diet du jour questions, and cannot get through the week without being asked about breakfast. Is it necessary? What should it include? or not? And, my favorite, “would it be better to skip breakfast or eat a donut if that’s the only option?” I’m all for everything in moderation but seriously?!? I’m not even going to answer that one.Read More
Which came first? High carb diets or expanding waistlines? Since the birth of the recommendation to reduce fat and increase carbohydrate in the American diet, the incidence of obesity has increased. While much of this uptick in weight is linked to increased portions and total caloric intake, recent survey data suggests that individuals view carbs as the culprit with over a third of individuals voicing their belief that they should be eating fewer carbs.Read More
With each new year comes an influx of clients, friends, and colleagues with lofty health and nutrition goals. Which is a good thing. But it’s no surprise that by the time the new year confetti settles, those resolutions may have fallen by the wayside. Here are some expert tips to help your friends, clients, and self make 2020 the year of keeping nutrition goals within sight and success within reach.Read More
Finally! Gone are the days where fats were a 4-letter word. Research has dispelled the myth that a diet rich in energy-dense butter, marbled meats, and nuts can make you, well, fat. Informed eaters are now seeking out formerly forbidden coconut oil, fatty fish, and ALL the avocados.Read More
The American diet and the American waistline are expanding, and the effects are drastic. Concurrently, the world’s population is expanding, and competition for natural resources (soil, land, energy, water, air) is intensifying. All these events are linked through their impact on the environment.Read More
With summer past and winter looming, active people have earned a season of R&R—recovery and rejuvenation. Whether you spent your weekends competing in triathlons or worked long hours keeping clients in shape for summer adventures, your bodies have taken a beating over the past few months.Read More
The American diet and the American waistline are expanding, and the effects are drastic. Concurrently, the population of the world is expanding, and the competition for natural resources (soil, land, energy, water, air) is intensifying. All these events are linked because of environmental impact.Read More
As a dietitian who specializes in sports, I work with athletes of all ages and abilities. Some athletes eat a stellar diet, while others have much room for improvement. Regardless of their diets or abilities, athletes often arrive at my office with one of two goals in mind: achieve better health and wellness by changing their eating habits, or improve athletic performance by changing their eating habits. In one of these cases, a client asked me to tweak his diet to help him move from a competitive age-group category to elite standing.Read More
As a registered dietitian who sees a wide range of clients—from Olympic-caliber athletes to gastric-bypass candidates—
I occasionally field questions about the
efficacy and safety of detoxification (detox) diets. Never having been a fan of any diet or pattern of eating that promises excessively accelerated weight loss, I usually answer these questions with great concern because of the potential dangers of extreme fasting.
It’s not just the ranks of older Americans that are swelling: the number of seniors who are physically active is also going through the roof. Now, more than ever, your older clients are participating in races and vigorous fitness classes—and
a percentage may even make it to the Senior Olympics.
Like many athletes, I was recently looking for a leg up on the competition. I was preparing for a fall marathon and already working hard on my running and speed work, but I wondered if by tweaking my diet, I could gain an edge. As a registered dietitian and sports nutrition coach, I was aware of several successful elite athletes who practiced vegetarianism.Read More
More and more young athletes are seeking
personal fitness trainers for specialized workouts. As part of their training,
we strive to help these young people become stronger and better able to
withstand the rigors of sports competition. But physical training is only one
part of the equation: young athletes also need to learn why proper nutrition is
vital to optimizin…